The Universe

Wormholes and Cosmic Strings

Could wormholes be used to travel faster than light?

Mathematically, it is possible to manipulate the equations of Einstein’s general theory of relativity to create a wormhole that could stretch across a large distance in space. Then, if the known laws of physics do not apply in the wormhole, it might be mathematically possible to go from one end to the other in an amount of time shorter than a beam of light would take to traverse that same distance. However, those same manipulated equations suggest that nothing larger than microscopic particles could get through a wormhole without being destroyed by the extreme conditions within.


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